I couldn’t stand being bested by a girl who still read a little kiddy book with her lips, so I jumped in.
“The lilac bushes are blooming in front of the apartments.”
"I remember! Are they still there?"
She probably doesn't know how to read.
No! I mean let's do something else.
Why don't you read Risa?
Why are your brothers all alone?
Oh. Do you want me to carry him?
Andrew is sick. I took him to the doctor.
Conflict External Conflict: Heather is not happy with Risa interrupting her good deed and she really dislikes Risa in the beginning. Internal Conflict: Heather is nervous about being with a blind person. "And the thought of trying to talk to Miss. Benson scared me." "I couldn’t stand being bested by a girl who still read a little kiddy book with her lips, so I jumped in."
Characterization Heather could be described as deciding or judgemental. She could be described as that because she judged Risa by first impression and how she was acting toward her. She also judged her on her appearence. "And the truth was, I didn’t know whether to be annoyed at her for being so pushy or relieved that I didn’t have to do go in there alone." "I expect Risa to gobble her cookie, just the way she had grabbed it off the plate without being invited."
Theme The theme is that people should not judge people by first impressions and how they think about them. "Something deep inside my chest loosened a bit." "And that's why I knew she was telling the truth. Never in a thousand years would she have admitted that she needed help with reading except as a way of letting me know she hadn't stole the book."